December 20th, 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The wife of prominent opposition and SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon have returned to the South Sudanese capital Juba on Thursday a day after the return of the SPLA-IO DCoSO, Gen. James Koang Chuol.
The return by Machar’s wife will be the second of its kind in less than two months. Teny, along with her husband Machar, was in Juba in late October to attend peace celebration organized by the South Sudan government.
Angelina Jany Teny who is also the SPLM-IO Chairperson of National Committee for Security and Defense arrived from the Kenyan capital Nairobi today to take parts in meetings of security committees set forth in the peace deal.
The return on Thursday to Juba of the top SPLM-IO official dismiss the early report by the army spokesman Maj. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang to that Teny returned to Juba on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters upon arrival at the Juba International Airport, Teny said he has come to speed up the implementation of the agreement which she said has gone beyond schedule.
Teny added that the agreement has been accepted by all the people of South Sudan and as such she is optimistic that the agreement will be implemented in letter and spirit reiterating the SPLM-IO’s commitment to the implementation of the peace agreement.
Under regional and international pressure, President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar in September signed a revitalized version of the 2015 peace agreement in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
The agreement which aimed at ending the five-year-old conflict came as a result of intense negotiations between government and opposition delegates in the Sudanese capital Khartoum for months.